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In Video: Russian Reinforcements Pass Through U.S. Checkpoint In Northeast Syria

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Fresh Russian reinforcements were deployed on January 17 in the key town of Tell Tamr in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.

A video released by the North Press Agency (NPA) shows the reinforcements, which consisted of armored vehicles and trucks, passing through a checkpoint set up by U.S. forces near Tell Tamr.

U.S. and Russian forces made several similar contacts in northeast Syria in the last few months. Despite the lack of sufficient coordination, no accidents have been reported yet.

Earlier this week, a Russian convoy arrived in the city of Qamishli, to the northeast of Tell Tamr. The large convoy transported troops, weapons and equipment, which reinforced a Russian base near the city.

Russian forces were deployed in northeast Syria last October following a Turkish-led attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in the region. These forces, mainly from the Russian Military Police, are now implementing a Russian-Turkish de-escalation agreement.

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